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WTIU Launches Localized 24/7 Multiplatform of PBS KIDS Services

New TV channel and live stream will support WTIU’s mission to reach all south-central Indiana children with high-quality educational content.

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(Bloomington, IN: January 30, 2017) Fans of quality children’s programs in south-central Indiana now have a channel devoted exclusively to PBS KIDS programming, 24 hours a day.

Starting today, WTIU Public Television offers free, localized 24/7 children’s services.

Services include a new TV channel over-the-air on 30.5 and on cable where available, plus a live stream on digital platforms.

The new channel and live stream will make it easy for south central Indiana children to watch their favorite series during primetime and other after-school hours when viewing among families is high.

The PBS KIDS 24/7 channel includes popular favorites such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Odd Squad, Wild Kratts, Nature Cat, Ready Jet Go!, Dinosaur Train; and the new series from The Jim Henson Company, Splash and Bubbles.

Following its initial launch, the localized live stream experience will expand to offer an integrated games feature, enabling children to toggle between a PBS KIDS show and an activity that extends learning—all in one seamless digital experience. The games are aligned with the learning goals of each TV series, deepening children’s involvement and supporting learning.

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Viewers will be able to watch the WTIU-branded live stream through and on the PBS KIDS Video App, which is available on a variety of mobile devices, tablets and over-the-top platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast.

WTIU will provide the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel on 30.5 in addition to its current primary 30.1 channel, which will continue to feature PBS KIDS programs during the day. The schedule of children’s programming on the primary 30.1 channel will be different from the 24/7 channel, offering families a variety of options.

PBS stations reach more children from ages 2 to 5, more mothers with children under 6-years-old, and more children from low-income families than any other kids’ TV network.

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Laura Baich
WFIU-WTIU Marketing Director

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